Costs, Terms and Conditions

costs, terms and conditions

Following your enquiry, I will prepare a written proposal outlining the aims of the research and my timescales for delivery to you. If the research is likely to take several hours, I will provide timescales for regular updates. The proposal will also include an estimate of any additional costs that will be incurred such as a photography permit, photocopy or print charges.

No charge for time travelling to record offices and libraries in Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire, Oxfordshire, central London and The National Archives. 

No charge for travel costs to Centre for Buckinghamshire Studies, Berkshire Record Office, Oxford History Centre and Bodeian Library. Reasonable charges are made for travel costs to Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies, The National Archives and repositaries in central London.

Hourly Rate for Research: £30.00, minumum charge two hours.

Hourly Rate for Transcription: £25.00, minimum charge one hour.

Charges are for time spent researching, taking photographs, obtaining photocopies and prints at the repositary and writing up the research report.

Where the respositary makes a charge for a photography permit, this is paid for by the client. Charges for photography permits can range between £5 and £10/day. Please note that photographs taken in connection with your research project are subject to copyright legislation.  All photographs that I pass on to you are for your own personal use and not for publication. Should you wish to publish any photographs I have taken for you in connection with my research, you must contact the repositary for guidance.

General Register Office birth, marriage and death certificates supplied at cost.

My written report delivered either by email or by post will detail the findings from my research. All primary and secondary sources will be referenced. In my summary, I will advise on further areas of research.

Payment in advance for projects of two hours. For projects over two hours, payment terms to be agreed.

Payment to be made either by UK cheque, UK bank transfer or by PayPal. If paying by PayPal, a charge of 5% is added to cover charges. If paying from a non-UK bank, all bank charges are the responsibility of the client.




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